The perfect way to toast the upcoming arrival of your little one, baby showers are becoming an ever-popular celebration in the UK to appreciate soon-to-be parents and get together with friends and family. Originally an American tradition, much like gender reveals, baby showers are a fun-filled way to spend time with your nearest and dearest before entering into your very busy baby bubble.
Whether you are hosting this event for yourself or are surprising someone else with the baby shower of their dreams, there are a few things to consider to make it a unique and memorable event for all.
Think outside the box with a fun theme – this can be tailored to mum’s interests for a personal touch and creates ideas for decorations, games, and gift inspiration for guests. This can be anything from a seasonal idea, based around a country or culture like Hawaii or Mexico, a fun idea to create a delicious menu or a traditional theme such as a tea party – the ideas are endless! For something simpler, opt for a nice colour scheme.
Set up some fun games that are versatile and easy for everyone to play, for example, something like baby bingo is always good as gets everyone involved and mingling. You can also put a baby spin on old school party games such as hook a dummy or come up with your own games for a more personal touch.
If you’re throwing the shower for someone else, getting guests to coordinate gifts to a theme or what the family needs is a great way to spoil baby and parents with special gifts they need and appreciate. Presents can also be for mum as well as the new baby.
Make sure you document the memories of the special day, give disposable cameras to your guests to use throughout the day to be returned before leaving or create a guestbook for family and friends to leave bespoke handwritten messages for the new arrival
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